Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Multimedia Kit)
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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Multimedia Kit)
A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

Third Edition


© 2010 | 40 pages | Corwin

Demystify new Web tools and demonstrate easy-to-use applications across grade levels and content areas!

Featuring the third edition of Will Richardson's best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, this comprehensive multimedia kit provides staff developers with the necessary materials for helping teachers use new Internet technologies to advance teaching practices, student learning, classroom communication, and academic performance. Emphasizing the critical issues of information literacy and Internet safety, this one-stop resource allows facilitators to provide both novice and tech-savvy educators with step-by-step guidance for expanding the K–12 curriculum through Web tools such as:

  • Weblogs
  • Wikis
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and aggregators
  • Podcasts
  • Social bookmarking
  • Online photo galleries
  • Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development includes:

  • The third edition of the companion book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, providing updated research and user-friendly descriptions of the latest available technologies
  • A 51-minute, content-rich DVD with Will Richardson, as well as teachers and students, discussing and demonstrating specific teaching applications and providing practical tips and suggestions
  • A step-by-step facilitator's guide connecting the book's core content to the DVD and including segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, discussion questions, and key points of emphasis
  • A companion CD-ROM containing a digital copy of the entire facilitator's guide

An indispensable resource for anyone planning, designing, or conducting training about integrating the power of Web technologies with daily instruction, this all-in-one package is perfect for use with pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.

Read more from Will Richardson.

 
About the Author
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide  
How to Use the DVD  
Additional Resources for Facilitators  
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
Welcome and Workshop Starter  
 
1. The Read/Write Web
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
2. Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
3. Weblogs: Get Started!
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
4. Wikis: Easy Collaboration for All
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
5. RSS: The New Killer App for Educators
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
6. The Social Web: Learning Together  
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
7. Fun With Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Online
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
8. Podcasting, Video and Screencasting, Live Streaming: Multimedia Publishing for the Masses
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
9. Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections and Communities
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
10. What It All Means
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Workshop Activities  
Practical Applications  
 
Handouts
 
Sample Workshop Agendas
 
Workshop Evaluation Form
Key features
  • Includes the third edition of the companion book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, a DVD, and the facilitator's guide, plus a CD-ROM containing a digital copy of the facilitator's guide
  • Presents powerful new Web tools for use in classrooms and school libraries
  • Applies to instruction across grade levels and disciplines
  • Offers definitions, explanations, examples, and how-to's for blogs and other tools
  • Provides information on new and expanding technologies such as Facebook and Second Life
  • Features a critical chapter on teaching Internet safety
  • Provides a new emphasis on information literacy
  • Includes current research

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ISBN: 9781412977517

For instructors

This book is not available as a review copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.